Short Stories

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Franny and Zooey

Franny and Zooey

by J D Salinger

Franny and Zooey is J. D. Salinger's third book, published as such in 1961, its two parts having originally appeared as a short story and a novella in The New Yorker in 1955 and 1957, respectively. Franny and Zooey, a sister and brother both in their 20s, are the two youngest members of the Glass family, which was a frequent focus of Salinger's writings. The action of both parts takes place over a long weekend in November 1955.
Interpreter Of Maladies

Interpreter Of Maladies

by Jhumpa Lahiri

Interpreter of Maladies is a 2000 collection of nine short stories by Indian American author Jhumpa Lahiri. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. It was also chosen as The New Yorker's Best Debut of the Year. The stories are about the lives of Indians and Indian Americans who are caught between the culture they have inherited and the "New World" they now find themselves in.
The Complete Stories

The Complete Stories

by Flannery O'Connor

Mary Flannery O'Connor was an American novelist, short-story writer and essayist.
Her novel, The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor, won the National Book Award in 1972. This collection of thirty-one short stories is a unique, tangible expression of O’Connor’s projected ideas of the southern United States in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Included in this collection are twelve stories that are only included in this collection and not in her two other compilations, Everything That Rises Must Converge... Read more
Tales Of Mystery and Imagination

Tales Of Mystery and Imagination

by Edgar Allan Poe

Tales of Mystery and Imagination, stories by American author Edgar Allan Poe have been compiled by Padraic Colum into a thrilling collection focused on Poe’s suspenseful stories. The first edition compiled by Padraic Colum was published in 1908 by Geoffrey Newnes Ltd. and includes an introduction by Colum explaining his decision to exclude Poe’s poems, comedies, and essays from the collection. A later 1919 edition, published by George G. Harrap & Co., includes 24 full-page black and white plates... Read more
Just So Stories

Just So Stories

by Rudyard Kipling

The delightful tales of whales and cats and kangaroos and crabs – everything from how the camel got in a humph (and got his hump!) to how the alphabet was invented. Enchanting and funny, these fantastical stories continue to delight each and every generation.With an inspiring written, inspiring introduction by Jonathan Stroud, author of the Bartimaeus trilogy, Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling is one of the twelve wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2008.
Where I'm Calling From

Where I'm Calling From

by Raymond Carver

Raymond Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, in 1938. His first collection of stories, Will You Please Be Quiet, Please (a National Book Award nominee in 1977), was followed by What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Cathedral (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1984), and Where I'm Calling From in 1988, when he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died in August of that year, shortly after completing the poems of A New Path to the Waterfall.About the ReaderPeter Riegert... Read more
Drown

Drown

by Junot Diaz

Junot Díaz’s fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Best American Short Stories. His highly-anticipated first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was greeted with rapturous reviews, including Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times calling it “a book that decisively establishes him as one of contemporary fiction's most distinctive and irresistible new voices.” His debut story collection, Drown, published eleven years prior to Oscar Wao, was also... Read more
Dubliners

Dubliners

by James Joyce

Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. The fifteen stories were meant to be a naturalistic depiction of the Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written at the time when Irish nationalism was at its peak, and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and influences.
The Stories Of John Cheever

The Stories Of John Cheever

by John Cheever

The Stories of John Cheever is a 1978 short story collection by American author John Cheever. It contains some of his most famous stories, including "The Enormous Radio," "Goodbye, My Brother," "The Country Husband," "The Five-Forty-Eight" and "The Swimmer. " It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1979; the paperback version won the American Book Award for Fiction in 1981.
Girl With Curious Hair

Girl With Curious Hair

by David Foster Wallace

Girl with Curious Hair is a collection of short stories by David Foster Wallace, first published in 1989. Though they are not related, many of the stories share the theme of society's fascination with celebrity, some using real celebrities, including Alex Trebek, David Letterman and Lyndon Johnson, as fictional characters.
Tales Of the South Pacific

Tales Of the South Pacific

by James A Michener

Tales of the South Pacific is a Pulitzer Prize winning collection of sequentially related short stories about World War II, written by James A. Michener in 1946. The stories were based on observations and anecdotes he collected while stationed as a lieutenant commander in the US Navy on the island of Espiritu Santo in the New Hebrides Islands (now known as Vanuatu). The skipper of PT-105 met Michener while stationed at the PT boat base on Tulagi in the Solomon Islands.
Men Without Women

Men Without Women

by Ernest Hemingway

First published in 1927, Men Without Women is an early Hemingway collection containing fourteen short stories that are beginning to show the normal Hemingway themes: war and it's casualties, the interactions between men and women, sports, and violence.
"Banal Story," "In Another Country," "The Killers," "Ten Indians," "Hills Like White Elephants," "The Undefeated," "Fifty Grand," "In Another Country," "Now I Lay Me," "A Canary for One," and more.
A Good Man Is Hard To Find

A Good Man Is Hard To Find

by Flannery O'Connor

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by American author Flannery O'Connor. The Southern Gothic collection was first published in 1955 by Hartcourt, Brace and Company. The short stories explore O'Connor's grotesque view of life which is often realistic and ultimately hopeful. A Good Man is Hard to Find is her second published work and established O'Connor as a major voice in American literature. Short stories in the collection include "The... Read more
The Illustrated Man

The Illustrated Man

by Ray Bradbury

The Illustrated Man is a 1951 book of eighteen science fiction short stories by Ray Bradbury that explores the nature of mankind. While none of the stories have a plot or character connection with the next, a recurring theme is the conflict of the cold mechanics of technology and the psychology of people. The unrelated stories are tied together by the frame device of "the Illustrated Man", a vagrant with a tattooed body whom the unnamed narrator meets.
In Our Time

In Our Time

by Ernest Hemingway

In Our Time is the first published collection of Hemingway's short fiction.  The book collects several of the author's short stories about American life in the early 1920's, just after WWI. A few of these stories focus on the character Nick Adams.First published in Paris in 1924 by Three Mountains Press under the title in our time - in all lower case - the first state of this work was a set of 18 vignettes and numbered 32 pages in total.  Only 300 copies were printed, but due to a printing... Read more
Haroun and The Sea Of Stories

Haroun and The Sea Of Stories

by Salman Rushdie

Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a 1990 children's book by Salman Rushdie. It was Rushdie's first novel after The Satanic Verses. It is a phantasmagorical story set in a city so old and ruinous that it has forgotten its name. Haroun and the Sea of Stories is an allegory for several problems existing in society today, especially in India and the Indian subcontinent. It looks at these problems from the viewpoint of the young protagonist Haroun.
Civilwarland In Bad Decline

Civilwarland In Bad Decline

by George Saunders

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. A New York Times Notable Book "This book is a rare event: a brilliant new satirist bursting out of the gate in full stride, wildly funny, pure, generous—all that a great humorist should be."—Garrison Keillor "An astoundingly tuned voice—graceful, dark, authentic, and funny—telling just the kinds of stories we need to get us through these times."—Thomas... Read more
Holidays On Ice

Holidays On Ice

by David Sedaris

David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favoritesas the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow"); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations ("Six to Eight... Read more
Tales From Shakespeare

Tales From Shakespeare

by Charles and Mary Lamb

Close Range

Close Range

by Annie Proulx

Nine Stories

Nine Stories

by J D Salinger

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Vernon God Little

by D B C Pierre Dbc Pierre

Short Stories Books & Ephemera

Where Angels Fear To Tread

Where Angels Fear To Tread

by Robertson, Morgan

Stories Of the 90\'s

Stories Of the 90's

by Stanford, Derek

Over the Border

Over the Border

by Robertson, Morgan

Blood Lines

Blood Lines

by Rendell, Ruth

London, England: Arrow Books, 1996. Paperback, reprint, 132gms, 211 pages. Book is in good condition with minor age-related general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. There is a stamp from a previous bookseller on one of the inside rear pages, otherwise there are no other pre-loved markings.. Reprint. Paperback. Good/Not Applicable. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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AU$4.50
Asimov's Science Fiction July 1993

Asimov's Science Fiction July 1993

by Dozois, Gardner (ed), Nancy Kress, Lewis Shiner, Mary Rosenblum, Brian Stableford, Wennicke Eide, Jamil Nasir, Robert Sampson

First edition first printing of this collection of 1 novella, 2 novelettes and four short stories. Collected are the following; 1 Novella - Dancing on Air by Nancy Kress. 2 Novellettes - Voodoo Child by Lewis Shiner, The Rain Stone by Mary Rosenblum. The 4 Short Stories - Carriers by Brian Stableford, Stone Man by Wennicke Eide, Sleepers Awake by Jamil Nasir, Dead Gods by Robert Sampson. Light edge wear. Address label on the front cover. In very good condition.
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$10.00
Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

by Rushdie, Salman

London: Granta Books, 1990 Black hard cover with silver gilt titles to the spine, bright blue end-papers, with the dust jacket. Book condition fine, a very clean copy. Dust jacket condition near fine, not price clipped, protected.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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$30.00
The Sorcerer's Apprentice

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

by Johnson, Charles

NY. NY: Atheneum. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1986. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Hardcover. No defects in book or jacket, the latter in fresh mylar sleeve. Pages are clean and crisp, the binding is tight and square; book appears unread. . Pink and white dust jacket and pink top page ends are bright and attractive. A splendid collection of short stories. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 160 pages. S2 .
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$35.00
Stories from De Maupassant (Traveller's library)

Stories from De Maupassant (Traveller's library)

by Guy De Mauppasant; E.M. [Translator]

JONATHAN CAPE, 1927-01-01. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Hardcover. First Edition Previous owner's ink inscription. Posted within 1 working day. Robust recyclable packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide
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£6.49
Auld Licht Idylls

Auld Licht Idylls

by Barrie, J. M

Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1889. Reprint. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Green coloured endpapers. Blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip and gilt to the top textblock edge. A series of stories that were told to the author by his mother. His mother followed a very strict form of Protestantism called Auld Licht, and the stories emphasise this belief system. The author's second book. Softening... Read more
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AU$30.03
TRYING TO SAVE PIGGY SNEED

TRYING TO SAVE PIGGY SNEED

by Irving, John

New York: Arcade Publishing. 1996. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 1559703237 . Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Stated First U. S. Edition. ; 7.80 X 4.40 X 1.50 inches; 432 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .
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$39.95
Open Secrets: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)

Open Secrets: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)

by Munro, Alice

Vintage, 1995-11-01. Paperback. Good. Posted within 1 working day. Robust recyclable packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide
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£11.97
Hue and Cry

Hue and Cry

by McPherson, James Alan

Boston: Atlantic-Little, Brown, 1969. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition. Signed by James Alan McPherson on upper corner of front free endpaper. Late University of Virginia professor David Levin's copy with his name written underneath author signature; he and author were colleagues in the UV English Department. [x], 275 pp. Original cloth-backed boards, spine lettered in gilt. Near Fine with a small faint stain to fore edge, a little dust-soiling to edges, in Very Good unclipped dust... Read more
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$600.00
White People stories and novellas

White People stories and novellas

by Gurganus, Allan

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. Hardcover. 252p., very good first edition in quarter-cloth boards and unclipped dj. The North Carolina author's second book, first story collect.
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$12.00
Faces & Voices; Collected Stories

Faces & Voices; Collected Stories

by Witting, Amy

Viking Australia, Sydney, 2000. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. the book is second-hand and shows some minor signs of handling, with slight darkening of the edges of the pages. This book presents the dazzling body of Amy Whitting's acclaimed short fiction written and published over the last 45 years. Size: Trade Paperback. XIV, 442 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories; Australia; ISBN:... Read more
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AU$20.02
I, Rhoda Manning, Go Hunting with My Daddy and Other Stories

I, Rhoda Manning, Go Hunting with My Daddy and Other Stories

by Gilchrist, Ellen

Little, Brown and Company, 2002. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Signed by author. First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Very minor smudge on page ridge. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 291 pp. A collection of short tales highlights different periods in a woman's life, from "The Abortion," in which the daughter of a dying man and her boyfriend struggle with their belief systems; to "Remorse," in which a... Read more
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$20.00
Museums & Women And Other Stories

Museums & Women And Other Stories

by Updike, John

Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1972. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 0394481739 . Green cloth covers with silver titles to the spine and cover. A Very Good+ book with a tight binding and a clean, unmarked interior. Stated first Edition. Light spine end bumping with sharp corners. The DJ is Good, clipped with cover scuffing and spine end chipping. "This is Updike's largest and most various collection of short stories. "; 8.10 X 5.50 X 1.50 inches; 282 pages; Box 38 .
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CA$32.45
The Night in Question  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

The Night in Question - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Wolff, Tobias

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1996. First Edition; First Printing. 1/4 Cloth. 0679402187 . A most attractive first edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dust-jacket; .
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$19.00
In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women

In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women

by Walker, Alice

New York: Harcourt Brave Jovanovich, 1973. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition stated, first printing. Signed by Alice Walker on the title page. Near Fine or better, in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with faint rubbing and faint edge wear.
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$750.00
The Passing of the Flagship and Other Stories

The Passing of the Flagship and Other Stories

by Drury, Major W. P

London: Chapman & Hall, 1906. Book. Good. Hardcover. Third Edition. original salmon pink cloth, lettered and illustrated in black. light scuffing, a some foxing (especially on prelims), good. 10 short stories: The Passing of the Flagship, The Dragon of Pyramid Hill, Aceldama, The Blank File, An Audience of Her Majesty, Casserbanker the Second, Concerning a Treaty with France, The Stranger within the Gates, The Rising of Joga & That Which Was Lost..
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£8.00
Traffics and Discoveries.

Traffics and Discoveries.

by Rudyard Kipling

Macmillan, 1930. Hardcover. Good/Acceptable. 1930. Reprint. 393 pages. Brown dust jacket over red cloth. Minor tanning to pages with heavier foxing and tanning to pastedowns and endpapers. Moderate tanning and foxing to text block edges with slight dog-eared pages throughout. Boards have visible rubbing and moderate bumping to corners. Fair crushing to spine ends and book is forward leaning. Unclipped jacket with moderate edge wear and small area of loss to spine.
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£18.70
Homeland and Other Stories

Homeland and Other Stories

by Kingsolver, Barbara

New York: Harper & Row, 1989. Kingsolver's second book, a collection of short stories set in various locations. First printing. Hardcover, cream cloth with silver lettering and blind-stamped decoration; cream end sheets. Very light wear, near fine. Text clean; [12], 244 pages; 12 stories.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 5¾" by 8½".
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$40.00
THE LONG VALLEY [SIGNED]

THE LONG VALLEY [SIGNED]

by Steinbeck, John

New York: The Viking Press, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; G/VG-; SIGNED by Steinbeck on half-title; Spine somewhat cocked; boards very rubbed at extremities; front hinge starting and spine cracked in several places. Damp stains to boards and mild water damage to text; sporadic soiling throughout. dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.50'; mild rubbing to dust jacket, slight chipping to head of spine; Scarce signed. KT Consignment. Shelved in Case 2. The print run of this... Read more
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$1,600.00
Lie of the Land

Lie of the Land

by Clanchy, John

Pascoe Publishing Pty Ltd, Carlton, Victoria, 1985. First Edition. Softcover. Good Condition. Illustrated card cover (wraparound) with black, ochre and purple coloured title to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. The series of short stories from this Australian author. Creasing to the book corners. Size: Trade Paperback. 243, [5] pages.. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting.... Read more
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AU$9.10
Runaway

Runaway

by MUNRO, Alice

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2004. 6th printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 335 p. 24 cm. Beige cloth in mylar-covered dustjacket. Signed by Munro on title page. First published in 2004 by McClelland and Stewart, Runaway is about a young woman who struggles to forge her own identity and place in the world and takes dire measures to do so. The book was awarded the Giller Prize for 2004.
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$100.00
No One Belongs Here More Than You

No One Belongs Here More Than You

by Miranda July

Paperback. New. This bestselling, critically acclaimed short story collection
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£8.22
MOSSES FROM AN OLD MANSE

MOSSES FROM AN OLD MANSE

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1894. Salem Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in boards. Rubbing along panel edges. ; All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .
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$77.50